University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s response to Professor Bewick’s review into patient safety at University Hospitals Birmingham
Jonathan Brotherton, Chief Executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) said: “Patients can continue to be confident that the care and treatment provided at our hospitals is safe. We are pleased that Professor Bewick’s overall view ‘is that the Trust is a safe place to receive care’.
“We fully accept his recommendations and welcome the additional assurance that has been asked for through further independent oversight.
“There are a number of significant concerns that we need to, and have started to, address; we will continue to learn from the past, as we move forward.
“We want to develop a positive, inclusive work environment where people want to come to work, in a place that they are proud to work in, to do their very best for our patients. While we will not be able to fix things as quickly as I would like, we do need to do it as quickly as possible, for the benefit of patients and staff; I am committed to ensuring this happens.
“We must now focus on continuing to provide the best possible patient care, building a values-led culture and supporting our incredible colleagues.”
You can read the full report on NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) website.